Hello, I have treated myself… but first let me chat a bit!
About this time last year I learned how to crochet! Please have a look back to my very first blog post which was a crochet project that I absolutely loved! “MY CROCHET STORY” Since then I have been practicing with different yarns, different hook sizes, had a little experiment with different stitches. I have also bought few books, bobbed in and out of various brilliant u-tube tutorials (thank you all those clever folk who have shared their techniques and patterns freely, you all have helped and encouraged my crochet spirits!) also I have done a lot of “chatting” about crochet with my crafty friends over a coffee, lunch, cuppa…
Heidi Bear, with her excellent tutorials and beautiful projects has been absolutely brilliant and a real inspiration for me to try some thing different. I so enjoyed making “LITTLE BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS… HEIDI’S BIRD” which I blogged about a little while ago, scroll back and have a look, or visits Heidi heidibearscreativeblogspot.co.uk
So, back to what I started this post about… my treat to myself! My very first crochet hook was a real investment. Decided to go with a brand which was recommended to me by my friend “A” who has problems with her wrist (she broke it while ice skating, oh yes, what a romantic way to break your wrist… I normally hurt myself in a really boring way like slipping on an icy patch on the garden path, or tripping over a curb, pretty ordinary!) she wanted to have the best control and comfort with her crochet hook. I have to agree CLOVER AMOUR are terrific! My first hook was number 4mm, and this is the “little baby” that helped me create my colourful blanket.
I enjoyed using it so much, decided to collect the set over time. They are reassuringly expensive… do you know what I mean? As they are more pricey than bog standard hooks (that are perfectly fine if you are on a budget) they are worth thinking about and investing in over a period of time. It has taken me a year to complete my set, I do have the satisfaction that I didn’t just go and buy the whole lot at once. Each time I bought a new hook, I made some thing with the new size to make it a little bit special. My last hook arrived this morning, “Big mama” number 6… she is a “big girl!”
Like a little girl with a new toy, I have been playing with them… this is what I came up with as I drank my morning coffee, and clicked away with my camera.
All neat and tidy as a collection in their packets…
Okay, enjoy the picture show!
Not only do I love using these very special hooks as they are so comfy with “soft grip” handles, I also love looking at them as they are such lovely colours, oooOOOo I love a bit of colour!
Me smiling, you? Bye for now, Jay X
My little extra snippet for you from Snoo “Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal”